Hair is dependent on genetics but factors like diet, pollution, weather, and how you take care of your hair plays a very important role in its growth and health. Here are some ways that can help you to maintain healthy hair.
A healthy diet:
A healthy diet is important for your hair and scalp health. Hair is primarily made up of protein so make sure you eat at least 45 grams of protein daily. Sources like beans, fish, poultry, lean meat, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Diets with inadequate protein can be one of the causes of weak, brittle hair and loss of hair color and hair as well.
Deficiency in Zinc can be one of the reasons for hair shed. Add nuts like walnuts, brazil nuts, cashew, and almonds into your diet to combat shedding. Eat and drink an abundance of fruits, leafy green salads, vegetables and plenty of clean water.
Consuming foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids may stimulate your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. This will help to improve scalp health though it may not add to your hair growth.
Omega 3 fatty acid-rich foods are cold-water fish such as salmon, herring, and sardines and other sources include yogurt, salad, cereal, flaxseed, and cottage cheese.
Say no to tight bans and hats:
If you are someone who is already struggling with hair fall, don’t use tight hats or bans. It may add to the reasons for hair loss.
Don’t comb it when wet and use wide-tooth comb:
If you are trying to comb wet hair, make sure you do it very carefully and use a wide-tooth comb. And it is advisable to wait for your hair to dry before combing it as the hair becomes very fragile when wet and becomes prone to breakage and damage.
Trim it regularly and when needed:
If you want to get rid of those brown and split hair, trim it whenever needed. This will help your hair to grow better and stronger.
How frequently do you shampoo your hair?
It may not be clear as to how frequently you have to shampoo your hair and it all comes down to personal preference and individual needs. It may depend on your hair type and texture and how you use hair products. Like people with dry hair may not need to shampoo frequently whereas people with oily hair may need to shampoo their hair more frequently.
These are some ways you can apply to maintain your hair and make it stronger and better.